Posts Tagged ‘maneki neko’

After visiting the Daibutsu, we walked slowly back through Kamakura in the night, heading for the train station. Kamakura is (rightly) famous as a tourist town and so it’s lined with souvenir shops, craft stores, galleries, and restaurants and markets that sell local specialties. The Souvenirs of Japan store pictured above is located almost at […]

On the 31st of December the entire Crew of Eight — Tessa, Leon, Mart, Jorge, Courtney, Nancy, Dennis and myself — found ourselves in an enormous crowd, in an enormous line, at Senso-ji, Tokyo’s most famous temple. We were there for hatsumode, or the year’s first visit to a temple or a shrine, and so were at […]